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[v] come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation; "The dress clings to her body"; "The label stuck to the box"; "The sushi rice grains cohere"
[v] have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
[v] cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically consistent whole; "Religion can cohere social groups"


adhere, cleave, cling, stick

Misc. Definitions

\Co*here"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Cohered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cohering}.] [L. cohaerere, cohaesum; co- + haerere to stick, adhere. See {Aghast}, a.]
1. To stick together; to cleave; to be united; to hold fast, as parts of the same mass. Neither knows he . . . how the solid parts of the body are united or cohere together. --Locke.
2. To be united or connected together in subordination to one purpose; to follow naturally and logically, as the parts of a discourse, or as arguments in a train of reasoning; to be logically consistent. They have been inserted where they best seemed to cohere. --Burke.
3. To suit; to agree; to fit. [Obs.] Had time cohered with place, or place with wishing. --Shak. Syn: To cleave; unite; adhere; stick; suit; agree; fit; be consistent.

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